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Anaconda Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
Anaconda, directed by Luis Llosa with all of the subtlety of a snake-oil salesman, is in the great tradition of cinematic cheese, as processed as Kraft Singles slices.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Joe Leydon
October 18, 2008
A silly and plodding Jaws rip-off about a 40-foot man-eating snake on the prowl in the Brazilian rain forest.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
One never questions the realism of the remarkable animatronic and computer-generated effects, but it's hard to credit a snake that screams.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Anaconda is about a snake that eats everybody. That about says it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Anaconda is such a classic combination of feckless dramaturgy and rampant excess that giving way to giggles is the only sane response.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A trashily entertaining reptilian version of Jaws set in the steaming heart of the Amazon rain forest.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
It isn't art, but it'll crush your bones.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's a slick, scary, funny Creature Feature, beautifully photographed and splendidly acted in high adventure style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Anaconda is trying to be a Jaws for the '90s, but, like last year's The Ghost and the Darkness, it falls short in several key areas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4